Kentucky, unbeaten in nine games, returned to...

Kentucky, unbeaten in nine games, returned to the top of the Associated Press' college basketball poll, replacing Arizona, by receiving 40 first-place votes from sportswriters.

Pittsburgh (9-0) also moved up one place from last week to No. 2.

Arizona (12-1), which had been No. 1 for the last two weeks, dropped to third after its first loss of the season, a 61-59 defeat to New Mexico last Saturday night.

North Carolina (9-1) remained in fourth place. The next three teams, Wyoming, Temple and Syracuse, occupied the same spots last week.

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